Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Mark T. Wendell
Our Mutan white tea is an unusual tea, comprised of silvery, downy buds and green leaves. The buds are hand picked before the leaf opens, then gently steamed. The brew is delicate and mellow, with a light pale color.
Learn more about this tea here.
This China Mutan White Tea from Mark T. Wendell is excellent! The leaves are soft, covered with lots of silvery fuzz and they aren’t crumbly or brown. They are pale green and silver, the way a high quality white tea should be.
The flavor is delicate, as is to be expected from a white tea, but, don’t mistake that for “lack of flavor” because this tea certainly doesn’t lack anything. It’s pleasantly sweet, with a mild, hay-like quality that is slightly vegetative. It has a gentle earthiness to it.
And one of the things that keep me going back to white teas like this one is that they continue to produce flavor beyond that first pot of tea. Keep steeping those leaves! I found that the second and third pots of tea were even more flavorful than the first.
It’s a nice cup of tea to enjoy after a meal, because I find white tea to be not only soothing and calming, but also it cools down the palate a little bit which is nice after something on the spicy side.
Mark T. Wendell is one of those companies that simply DELIVERS when it comes to high quality product!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!